Electoral district of Rockdale

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district rockdale 2015.svg
Location within Sydney
State New South Wales
Dates current 1927–1930
MP Steve Kamper
Party Labor Party
Electors 56,769 (2017)
Area 41.79 km2 (16.1 sq mi)
Electorates around Rockdale:
Cantebury Summer Hill Heffron
Kogarah Rockdale Maroubra
Oatley Miranda Cronulla

Rockdale is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. Suburbs within the electoral district include Arncliffe, Banksia, Bardwell Park, Bardwell Valley, Beverley Park, Bexley, Bexley North, Brighton-Le-Sands, Dolls Point, Kogarah, Kogarah Bay, Kyeemagh, Monterey, Ramsgate, Ramsgate Beach, Rockdale, Sandringham, Sans Souci, Turrella, Wolli Creek.[1]

It is represented by Steve Kamper of the Labor Party.


Rockdale electoral was first created in 1927, with the breakup of the multi-member St George. In 1930, it was abolished and largely replaced by Arncliffe.

Rockdale Council sought a new electorate for Rockdale as early as 1937.[2] In 1941, Arncliffe was abolished and replaced by a recreated Rockdale and Cook's River.

Members for Rockdale[edit]

First incarnation (1927–1930)
Member Party Term
  Guy Arkins Nationalist 1927–1930
Second incarnation (1941–present)
Member Party Term
  John McGrath Labor 1941–1959
  Brian Bannon Labor 1959–1986
  Barrie Unsworth Labor 1986–1991
  George Thompson Labor 1991–2003
  Frank Sartor Labor 2003–2011
  John Flowers Liberal 2011–2015
  Steve Kamper Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Rockdale[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Steve Kamper 21,242 45.9 +9.6
Liberal John Flowers 18,182 39.3 −4.0
Greens Madeleina Snowdon 3,194 6.9 −1.9
Christian Democrats Lena El-Daghl 1,498 3.2 −1.0
No Land Tax Sam Choker 1,154 2.5 +2.5
Independent Jamal Daoud 1,009 2.2 +2.2
Total formal votes 46,279 95.6 +0.1
Informal votes 2,132 4.4 −0.1
Turnout 48,411 90.0 +0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Steve Kamper 23,121 54.8 +8.3
Liberal John Flowers 19,107 45.3 −8.3
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +8.3


  1. ^ "Rockdale NSW Electoral Commission". Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  2. ^ "New electorate sought by Rockdale Council". 12 June 1937. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  3. ^ State Electoral District of Rockdale: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  4. ^ State Electoral District of Rockdale: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.

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